Dusky cranesbill

Geranium phaeum var. lividum

Dusky cranesbill - Geranium phaeum var. lividum

Common Name: Dusky cranesbill
Genus: Geranium
Species: phaeum var. lividum

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.80 m (80 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Pale lilac flowers with white centres are borne from May to July above mounds of soft green foliage. A useful addition for the middle of the border in sun or partial shade. Grows well in damp shade.

  • Garden care: In midsummer rejuvenate plants that are beginning to look jaded by removing old flowered stems and leaves. Lift and divide large colonies in spring.


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